Walking Holidays in Europe
We have carefully hand-picked for our walking holidays in Europe such locations that provide a range of exceptional natural diversity within a relatively compact geographical region.
When Peter Duncan took up a friend’s invitation to make his first visit to the Balkans, he was faced with an abundance of surprises. He happily admits: “Whilst I had visited many other regions of the world, this was a part of Europe, almost on my doorstep, which I knew so little about”.
Through the years we naturally expanded to the South and East – but still mainland Europe remains a special place for us.
Known as the flower island, Madeira offers a versatile scenery and a pleasant climate all year round. You will follow Madeira’s unique network of narrow irrigation channels known as levadas, and its ancient coastal footpaths. The itinerary incorporates some of the best hiking trails on this beautiful volcanic island, located in the Atlantic ocean.
The Amalfi Coast Highlights walking holiday is our classic tour along the Amalfi coast which takes in all the famous coastal villages and the most beautiful walks in the Amalfi area. You’ll have the time to visit Amalfi itself, but also Atrani, wonderfully preserved through the centuries, Ravello with its magnificent villas, the quiet Praiano and, of course, the scenic Positano.
Since the Corfu Trail was established in 2001, thousands of walkers have hiked one of Greece’s best kept secrets. Being 20 kilometres long, our Corfu Trail Complete walking route leads into a landscape untouched by the mass tourism, delving through the central countryside which visitors rarely discover and explore.
Located at the foothills of the French Alps, the Vercors Massif offers one of the most accessible and safe terrains for winter exploration. This classic winter walking itinerary, known for more 30 years, will take you on a week-long snow-shoeing adventure starting from the village of Méaudre, surrounded by huge pine forests, to the village Lans en Vercors, the gateway to the Parc du Vercors.
Our Corfu Trail and Vikos Gorge moderate walking holiday in Greece combines the most picturesque sections of the Corfu Trail southern leg with a breathtaking walk through the Vikos Gorge, the world’s deepest Canyon and experiencing the enchanting 18th century stone villages and bridges of Zagori.
Our Vikos Gorge and the Stone Bridges of Zagori walking holiday in Greece allows you to immerse yourself in one of Greece’s greatest natural environments with spectacular views of Vikos Gorge, the worlds deepest Canyon and also experience the enchanting 18th century stone villages and bridges of Zagori. Retreat every evening in elegant hand picked stone mansions in the villages along route.
Rota Vicentina: Fishermen’s Trail Highlights includes the coastal part of Portugal’s famous Rota Vicentina long distance trail. It follows some of the best preserved coastline in Europe through the beautiful national park in the Alentejo region. Well-signposted paths will take you along impressive cliffs, down to deserted beaches and secret sandy coves, accessible only on foot.
This is a shorter version of our moderate South Montenegro and Kotor Bay dual centre-based self guided walking holiday in Montenegro. It offers a truly wonderful itinerary which includes some of the best walks in South Montenegro, considered one of the most breathtaking coastal areas in Europe.
The Coastal Trails of Alentejo and Algarve invite you to explore the unspoilt landscapes and seascapes of Portugal’s south-western coastline, the Costa Vicentina, where virgin beaches and dramatic cliffs are washed by the ocean. Enjoy secluded sandy beaches reachable only on foot, comfortable accommodations and fresh seafood on this easy to moderate walking holiday in Portugal.
Sierra de Guadarrama mountains are an unexpected hiker’s paradise; it is a real surprise to most walkers to find such a beautiful alpine scenery so close to a big city like Madrid. This walking holiday in Spain will take you to high peaks offering amazing views, to historical and cultural sites like the Monastery of Escorial and the Royal Palace of La Granja, finishing in beautiful Segovia.